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U.S. Joins Cuba, Uzbekistan, and Myanmar in Jailin...
U.S. Joins Cuba, Uzbekistan, and Myanmar in Jailing Journalists (Dharam Shourie, December 14, 2005) China, Cuba, Eritrea, and Ethiopia were the world's leading jailers of journalists in 2005, together accounting for two-thirds of the 125 editors, writer
10:18:48 December 15, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
NOT GUILTY of 51 criminal counts - Free Speech Pre...
NOT GUILTY of 51 criminal counts - Free Speech Prevails (Eric Lichtblau, Washington Post, December 7, 2005) In a major defeat for law enforcement officials, a jury in Florida failed to return guilty verdicts Tuesday on any of 51 criminal counts against
02:05:27 December 14, 2005, Wednesday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Help EFF Bust the Clear Channel Patent As many of ...
Help EFF Bust the Clear Channel Patent As many of you know, EFF has gone into the Patent Busting business. We're closing in on our first target -- the Clear Channel Live Recording patent, but we need your help. We've written up a description of the kill
15:36:00 November 20, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers [NOTE: If you are a...
EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers [NOTE: If you are a fan of bloging and aren't already connected with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), you owe it to yourself to take a look at the section of their Web site devoted specifically to blogs. There is a
17:15:00 November 6, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Sony music CD's install a tracking virus on your P...
Sony music CD's install a tracking virus on your PC (John Borland, CNET News.com, November 1, 2005) Mark Russinovich was doing a routine test this week of computer security software he'd co-written, when he made a surprising discovery: Something new was
13:46:55 November 6, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Fascist propaganda chief quits public broadcasting...
Fascist propaganda chief quits public broadcasting board (Reuters, November 4, 2005) Kenneth Tomlinson, the former board chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting [COMMENT by Lorenzo: This is PBS, the Propaganda Broadcasting System.] accused by
08:55:00 November 4, 2005, Friday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged (Deb Rie...
Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged (Deb Riechmann, Associated, Oct 13, 2005) It was billed as a conversation with U.S. troops, but the questions President Bush asked on a teleconference call Thursday were choreographed to match his goals for the w
08:06:33 October 14, 2005, Friday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
AOL Time-Warner Censors Liberal Websites (Prison P...
AOL Time-Warner Censors Liberal Websites (Prison Planet, October 5, 2005) We were first alerted to this problem early this morning when several locals in Austin reported that they were unable to access Infowars.com, PrisonPlanet.com or Prison Planet.tv. .
12:02:00 October 10, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
US forces 'out of control', says Reuters chief (J...
US forces 'out of control', says Reuters chief (Julia Day, Guardian Unlimited, September 28, 2005) Reuters has told the US government that American forces' conduct towards journalists in Iraq is "spiralling out of control" and preventing full coverage o
16:19:30 September 29, 2005, Thursday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Barnes and Noble uses Nazi-like tactics to squelch...
Barnes and Noble uses Nazi-like tactics to squelch opinion (Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, August 19, 2005) She wanted to see Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who was promoting his book, "It Takes a Family." . . . The event was billed as a "book
13:19:00 August 21, 2005, Sunday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Rackspace hosting works with FBI to censor Interne...
Rackspace hosting works with FBI to censor Internet sites [NOTE: This is an update on the government's attempt to silence the IndyMedia Web sites. See U.S. Fascists Close Down Independent Media for the original story.] Secret Documents About Indymedia S
12:28:00 August 5, 2005, Friday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Source Confirms Karl Rove as Plame Leaker (Greg M...
Source Confirms Karl Rove as Plame Leaker (Greg Mitchell, Editor and Publisher, July 02, 2005) Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case
12:45:33 July 2, 2005, Saturday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
What is Alan Dershowitz Afraid Of? (Jon Wiener, T...
What is Alan Dershowitz Afraid Of? (Jon Wiener, The Nation, 23 June 2005) What do you do when somebody wants to publish a book that says you're completely wrong? If you're Alan Dershowitz, the prominent Harvard law professor, and the book is Norman Fink
17:39:51 June 29, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Supreme Court Ruling is Bad News for P2P (freepres...
Supreme Court Ruling is Bad News for P2P (freepress.net, 27 June 2005) The Supreme Court today ruled on two critical cases, NCTA v. Brand X and MGM v. Grokster, both of which could have a profound impact on future of the Internet. Free Press joined amici
15:36:00 June 27, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers Whether you're a ne...
EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post. Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers
14:38:50 June 20, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Bush's Fascist Appointee Has Destroyed PBS ( Molly...
Bush's Fascist Appointee Has Destroyed PBS ( Molly Ivins, AlterNet, June 20, 2005) I have listened patiently to years of right-wing bull about liberal bias in the media, but let us be perfectly clear about what is happening at PBS. Big Bird is not in favo
05:45:00 June 20, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
The coming crackdown on blogging (CNET News) Bradl...
The coming crackdown on blogging (CNET News) Bradley Smith says that the freewheeling days of political blogging and online punditry are over. In just a few months, he warns, bloggers and news organizations could risk the wrath of the federal government
18:49:00 March 7, 2005, Monday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Ward Churchill is a rabble-rousing polemicist, but...
Ward Churchill is a rabble-rousing polemicist, but his main points are pretty good: The U.S. foreign policy is responsible for death and destruction abroad. This has created hatred against the U.S. and those they hate us have long felt they are at war wit
15:34:28 February 8, 2005, Tuesday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Baghdad Burning In case you aren't following the ...
Baghdad Burning In case you aren't following the BlogSphere very closely, I highly recommend you checking out the on-the-ground reports of world events by ordinary people. This is the ONLY way to get your news without some commercial filter between you a
13:16:58 January 18, 2005, Tuesday (PST) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Wall Street Journal Reporter Silenced Here's anot...
Wall Street Journal Reporter Silenced Here's another example of a journalist being taken out of action by one of the Bush junta's propaganda arms. See A Clear-eyed Look at the War on Iraq.
11:07:41 October 13, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
U.S. Fascists Close Down Independent Media (Indep...
U.S. Fascists Close Down Independent Media (Independent Media Center of Philadelphia, 09 October 2004) Thursday morning, US authorities issued a federal order to Rackspace ordering them to hand over Indymedia web servers to the requesting agency. Racksp
13:19:31 October 11, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
FREEWAYBLOGGER.com - Free Speech: Use It or Lose I...
FREEWAYBLOGGER.com - Free Speech: Use It or Lose It When you put a sign on the freeway people will read it until someone takes it down. Depending on its size, content and placement it can be seen by hundreds of thousands of people. . . . Click the link a
16:54:31 September 23, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Top Ten Censored Stories of 2003-2004 [Click on t...
Top Ten Censored Stories of 2003-2004 [Click on the link above for the details of these stories.] 1. Wealth inequality in 21st century threatens economy and democracy. 2. Ashcroft vs. the human rights law that holds corporations accountable. 3. Bu
11:16:59 September 15, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Big Brother Puts Chill On Political Speech (Bob B...
Big Brother Puts Chill On Political Speech (Bob Barr, FindLaw, 25 August 2004) The FBI, no longer content with working to maintain order at political events, is now preemptively identifying and interrogating ("interviewing") possible demonstrators. It h
16:26:05 August 27, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
FBI Again Targets Political Speech (Tom Hays, Ass...
FBI Again Targets Political Speech (Tom Hays, Associated Press, August 16, 2004) "Just a visit by the FBI has overtones," said Young, a 68-year-old activist who claims the government has been monitoring a Web site he runs ever since the FBI visit late l
11:21:58 August 16, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Anti-war Delgado may face N.Y. flak (GEOFF BAKER...
Anti-war Delgado may face N.Y. flak (GEOFF BAKER, The Toronto Star, Jul. 21, 2004) Simmering reaction in the United States to the anti-war stand by Blue Jays slugger Carlos Delgado could boil over tonight as the team visits New York. Delgado spoke out
19:24:07 July 22, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Desert Moon Periodicals Doesn't Pay It's Bills [C...
Desert Moon Periodicals Doesn't Pay It's Bills [COMMENT: Our good friends at Tripzine.com have had to cease production of their important publication due to cash flow problems. However they plan to continue their work in other ways once they receive mone
10:15:43 July 20, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Evidence of Censorship at FOX News (David Cole, T...
Evidence of Censorship at FOX News (David Cole, The Nation July 13, 2004) It started innocuously enough. On Monday, June 21, a producer from Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor called to ask me to appear as a guest that evening to comment on a front-page sto
14:42:37 July 14, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
God Take Bush NOTICE TO ALL GOVERNMENT AGENTS: ...
God Take Bush NOTICE TO ALL GOVERNMENT AGENTS: What follows is satire. As you know, satire is the use of ridicule, irony, sarcasm, etc. to expose folly or vice. I point this out here because many of us who continue to exercise our right of free speech
17:48:51 July 13, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack
Google Censors Michael Moore Like millions of oth...
Google Censors Michael Moore Like millions of other movie goers, I woke up this morning wondering how other people viewed the Michael Moore offering Fahrenheit 9/11. It wasn't long before I found myself surfing the Internet, engaged in the new American p
15:04:16 June 29, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Free Speech ... under attack